The Glendora High School Regiment took first place honors for the third year in a row in the L.A. County Fair High School Marching Band competition Sept. 30. The band received $5,000 and will lead the Fair float in the 74th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Nov. 27.
Band director Scott Schwartz said this was the 96-member regimentís first major competition of the year, so a lot of time and effort was put in to practice and preparation. Leading the regiment to victory was drum major Joe Martin, band president Amanda Clark and pageantry captain Cassie Bowers.
Taking second place in the competition was Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga. The regiment received $3,000. In third place was Norwalk High School, receiving $2,000 for its efforts.
More than 20 schools participated throughout the run of the Fair, marching in the community day parades. Judges for the finals were longtime band and parade judges Michele Allen, Gary Iida and Dave Schaafsma along with representatives from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association Music Committee.
For more information on the Fair, visit the Web site at www.lacountyfair.com.